Badin-Roque House

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c. 1829, Pascale, builder. 2250 LA 484 East.

This small house is thought to be Louisiana’s only surviving original example of poteaux-en-terre construction (unbraced vertical posts sunk into the earth), a method of building prevalent in the Mississippi Valley in the late eighteenth century. The walls are bousillage. The house has the typical Creole plan of two rooms with two rear cabinets flanking a loggia; the single asymmetrically placed interior chimney reveals that the rooms are of a different size. The house has a dirt floor. A free man of color named Pascale built the house. In the 1850s, the house was occupied by nuns and used as a school for Cane River free people of color.

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Author: 
Karen Kingsley
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  • 1829

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Karen Kingsley, "Badin-Roque House", [Natchez, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/LA-01-NA24.

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